I stayed up late last night to watch the Blackhawks game and also had to fast all morning for a health screening that I did at 10:30. I was grumpy this morning. I hate not having breakfast. I’m still feeling the effects of skipping breakfast.
Anyway, I wanted to share that as much as I post on the other factors/dimensions of wellness, it’s important that your physical health is in check. Preventative health!!
My results of today’s screening!
Total Cholesterol: 193 mg/dL (Under 200 desirable)
HDL Cholesterol: 81 mg/dL (over 60 optimal)
LDL Cholesterol: 96 mg/dL (under 100 optimal)
TC/HDL Ratio: 2.4 (3.8 or below means low risk for heart disease)
Triglycerides: 82 mg/dL (under 150 desirable)
Glucose: 82 mg/dL (under 100 normal)
Blood Pressure: 128/81 (low enough that it is in the normal range; stress needs to be reduced!)
Waist Circumference: 28 inches (below 35 normal)
Height: 5’4″ (I grew!)
Weight: 129 lbs (I have no shame in admitting my weight)
BMI: 22 (grumble grumble BMI is a horrible way to measure health, but I’m normal using this scale)
All in all, glowing results! I sat down and pretty much immediately the doctor said, “you’re going to have good numbers, I can just tell.” I told him I better, I work hard at being healthy.
Anyway, the point of this post is that it is good and useful to actually know your numbers. I often times will request to not know my weight when I step on a scale because I would just rather not know. I don’t like basing my health off of a number on a scale. But getting your blood work done and knowing your number is great.
My action plan after this? I’m going to keep maintaining my healthy lifestyle. I track my food M-F and Friday evening/Saturday if I feel like indulging a little bit or sitting on the balcony and enjoying a beer (or 2), I will. I work out about 5 days week right now (not in major training for anything). I’ll work on handling my stress better and making sure my sodium intake is down.
Do you know your numbers?